ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ISEE Middle Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

POSTERITY

Possible Answers:

Harm

Swollen

Charm

Lineage

Correct answer:

Lineage

Explanation:

"Posterity" refers to future generations of something. The best choice is "lineage," as it means the descendants or future generations of a particular thing or person.

Example Question #22 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

NOMINEE

Possible Answers:

Perjury

Candidate

Monopoly

Inquiry

Physician

Correct answer:

Candidate

Explanation:

A "nominee" is a candidate or a person being considered for a job or position. A "physician" is a doctor. A "monopoly" is the situation that occurs when one company or person controls an entire industry or sector and has power to extract above market prices. "Perjury" is the act of lying under oath. "Inquiry" is the act of asking questions and attempting to obtain information.

Example Question #23 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

SCHOLAR

Possible Answers:

Fervor

School

Intellectual

Novice

Correct answer:

Intellectual

Explanation:

"Scholar" is a noun meaning an academic or an educated person, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "scholar" is "intellectual," a word that when used as a noun means an academic or a very intelligent person. Considering the other answer choices, "novice" is noun that means beginner, a "school" is a place where students go to be taught by teachers, and "fervor" means zeal or passion.

Example Question #24 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

SCRIBE

Possible Answers:

Clerk

Scribble

Written

Scripture

Correct answer:

Clerk

Explanation:

A "scribe" is a professional record keeper or copyist. The best choice is "clerk," as one of the jobs of a clerk is to copy and record documents. Considering the other choices, "scribble" means write carelessly, "written" means formed by characters visible on a surface, and a "scripture" is a religious text.

Example Question #25 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

BENEFACTOR

Possible Answers:

Artist

Referee

Patron

Narrative

Official

Correct answer:

Patron

Explanation:

A “benefactor” is someone who funds something in order that it can happen; this is closest in meaning to a “patron,” or someone who gives money to sponsor something. As for the other answer choices, “official” means officeholder or representative; a "referee" is the person who is in charge of running a game and making decisions about contested situations that arise in it; an "artist" is someone who creates works of art, and “narrative” means story.

Example Question #25 : Identifying Synonyms

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

BYSTANDER

Possible Answers:

Witness

Prosecutor

Demonstrator

Guardian

Philosopher

Correct answer:

Witness

Explanation:

A “bystander” is someone who witnesses something happening, but is not involved, so "witness" is the best answer choice. A “prosecutor” is someone who tries to convict a criminal in court; a “guardian” is someone who protects someone else or something; a “philosopher” is someone who thinks about the nature of things, being, and knowledge; and a “demonstrator” is someone who is participating in a protest.

Example Question #26 : Identifying Synonyms

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

NOMAD

Possible Answers:

Moderator

Artist

Sailor

Wanderer

Educator

Correct answer:

Wanderer

Explanation:

A “nomad” is a person who does not have a permanent home and who wanders from place to place, so "wanderer" is the best answer choice. As for the other answer choices, an “educator” is someone who educates or a teacher, and a "moderator" is someone who acts as a third party in an argument or debate to help each side express itself.

Example Question #28 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

INHABITANT

Possible Answers:

Inquirer

Protestor

Retailer

Occupant

Activist

Correct answer:

Occupant

Explanation:

The word "inhabitant" comes from Latin roots meaning to live or to live in. For example, consider the sentence, "The twenty people inhabited a small plot of land in the hills, each having a private house." This means that the people lived on the land. These people could be called "inhabitants" of the hill property. Thus, among the options provided, the best answer is "occupant", which basically means "inhabitant."

Example Question #29 : Identifying Synonyms

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

ACCOMPLICE

Possible Answers:

Complicated

Accessory

Compelled

Achieve

Antagonist

Correct answer:

Accessory

Explanation:

An "accomplice" is often associated with crimes, but really applies to anyone that assists someone with an activity. It is almost always considered a negative activity. You wouldn't say, "I was Mrs. Turner's accomplice in cleaning the classroom." That would be considered a positive activity. You might say, "I was Sandra's accomplice when she pranked Mrs. Turner." An "accessory" can mean either an extra piece of clothing, like a scarf, or, in this case, it means an assistant to a crime. "Sean drove the get-away car in the robbery and was therefore an accessory to the crime."

Example Question #29 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

OCCUPANT

Possible Answers:

Resident

Preacher

Aggressor

Visitor

Protector

Correct answer:

Resident

Explanation:

An "occupant" is a resident, a person who lives in a house. To provide further help, a "preacher" is someone who speaks to an audience on religious matters.

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